McKee Foods

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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
23 Reviews
3.9
23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good, but dysfunctional management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods

    Pros

    I can't speak for the manufacturing operations, but in salaried business process areas, it is a relatively good company to work for. They are very good at hiring and retaining excellent people, so there is plenty of talent and a "nice" atmosphere is valued and maintained.

    Cons

    There is more than the typical amount of management dysfunction. Silos of authority are sacrosanct causing logical absurdities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some good management consultants to totally redesign the management structures of the company, then implement at least most of the recommendations.

    Centralize Information Technology authority and implement a cohesive IT strategy throughout the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Very open with information. They want to hear what you have to say and are dedicated to making McKee a great place to work. Compensation and benefits are competitive. There is tremendous longevity among the workforce and an opportunity for advancement, if you are willing to stick around. The team is very open to diversity and variation in thinking. The family is actively involved in the business and has the competence to perform in the positions they hold.

    Cons

    While the senior leaders have good intentions there are many great programs, processes and procedures developed but not being actively used and likewise, many dysfunctional programs, processes and procedures being used. Each division is a silo i.e. transportation, distribution, manufacturing and field sales and within each of those divided further within each. This causes the organization to often times work against itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the silos. Create one HR function, one IT function and etc. The confusion caused by the division in these functional areas causes employee dissatisfaction and the inability to get a straight answer- most often at the first line level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Production Employee
    Current Employee - Production Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Mckee has decent medical insurance. They also pay a fair wage. They are very health conscious. They provide a clinic and a health coach and also extra programs for health and fitness.

    Cons

    Some lines have to work on Sundays, which I consider part of the weekend, A day to spend with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management wants your input on reducing waste...then they change the rules and Want you to waste product, without getting any input from the employees...Senior Management wants employees to train on different jobs...than the supervisors won't let anyone train on their line, because of labor, then when employees want time off...they can't have subs. With some of the lines being so slow and employees not getting their hours, this would be the best time to train.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have loved working at Mckee Foods.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Good wages. Medical Benifits. Family owned and operated. Christian owned.

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is wonderful GOD has blessed me to have found a home

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    Current Employee - CMO  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - CMO in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    They have been very good to me i get overtime and I put 2 kids through college with their help,I would never want to work anywhere else.The McKee's have been like family,I never been afraid to ask anything because the worst that can be said is no.I tell everybody how good they are and if stores don't carry our product I don't shop there.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say is we have ppl there that aren't bosses but sure think they we are all equal at Mckee's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they could back yrs ago and tell the ppl if they don't like working there instead of not doing there job,don't let the door hit them on the way out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrific employer who places great emphasis on people.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Competitive salary, profit sharing, competitive benefits, work environment that encourages growth and development, open forum for new ideas, family owned company

    Cons

    many decisions are still made anecdotally and are not fact based, current culture does not tolerate or adapt to change very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many tactics that contributed to getting us where we are today are still relevant. However, our industry is changing very rapidly, and we should evaluate every aspect of the way we do things to make sure our business model stays relevant. Look for opportunities to capitalize on our brand strength outside of our current product portfolio.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life long growth with a family owned company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Trust respect family values fullfilment of goals growth. This is a company with people value and core values to be the best

    Cons

    The business is changing all the time we need to react to promotion activity and new item introductions. look at competition closer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    distributor incentives need to be more meaningful Fuel cards for incentives. New items need more promotions. Core items need to be run more often with deeper discounts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    The people are great, everyone is respected.

    Cons

    Some people are set in old ways, but I see things slowly changing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not easy to get information or resource needed to complete job assignment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    People are friendly. It is a family culture. Not too busy with your work. Not too many traveling or over work. Get a C day if work at the weekend.

    Cons

    Not enough resource to complete job assignment. Sometimes, need to be self-motivated to find works to do to satisfy myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little open-minded management to share resources with your employees. Promote employees from inside which can motivate employees.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used To Be A Good Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stuarts Draft, VA

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    They have a gym and dental and health (which they've decided we should pay more for so they don't have to)

    Cons

    I have to constantly tell them about broken or items that are in disrepair, those items get put on "pass down". Which sounds good but the next maintenance shift is just as understaffed as the last.
    We currently have two shifts that are floating among the plant on different shifts because there production lines are dissolved and sharing your line with the "floaters" means up to 2 people must go home everyday to save on efficiency . Employees are getting an average of 32 hours a week or less (depends upon your line). When we asked the vice president what the plan is for getting everybody working again the answer was "we hope to be in better shape in 10 years". which is a cop-out because vice president contracts are for 5 years(based upon work performance by Mike Mckee) Upper management has informed all of management that our plant needs to"clean house" (fire people) So there starting to implement new rules- off the cuff- to start the write up process on as many suckers as possible. The employees have several ideas to save the company lots and lots of money but management won't here it and instead feel its more necessary to take away everyone's job security by telling us the old "do more with less" attitude. Upper management keeps blaming the economy as well for slumped sales. We as employees realize that the economy plays a role but with gas prices and ingredient costs back down it is shameful not to pass those savings on to the customer. Simply by doing so volume sales would raise again. (how bout that , and I've never been to college).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense, offer incentives instead of threats. Listen to employees for advice in being more efficient, new product ideas, and keep the door open on your "open door policy". Stop keeping secrets from your hourly's. Oh and one more thing how bout deducting a percentage of your salary since we're all tapped out in the hourly department.
    Thanks for reading

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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